Database design and web programming go hand in hand.
Uses for Databases with Programming
How does a database and programming work together? A database is used to store information. A programming language is used to manipulate that information, as well as enable the information to appear on your website. They also work together to allow the user the ability to add, update, and delete information via a form on the website.
MySQL Database Design
As mentioned above, a database stores information. The database has to be designed and stored on the server. A good database designer will think ahead when laying out a database, making an outline and taking into consideration possible changes that might be needed in the future. Designing the database for future expansion is important.Most databases will have multiple tables that have to be linked to each other by some field. An example of this would be a database with two tables; one table with employees information and a second table with company job positions. While each employee will only have one job position, there could be more than one employee in a particular job position. This has to be taken into consideration while laying out the database design.
The PHP programming language is also used to turn static websites into dynamic websites. While it can do this without the use of a database, it works exceptionally well with a MySQL database. PHP controls the connection between the database and the website pages. The PHP programming language, as well as other programming languages, allows the information from the database to be displayed on the website. It also allows for content management systems, which gives the user the ability to update their own websites without any html or programming knowledge.
Other great things PHP programming can be used for are custom programs such as Guest Books and Calculators. Of course, PHP programming can be used for ecommerce and shopping carts as well. It allows the ability for a website owner to update their product information and is used to display the products on the website.
If you feel you might need a database or programming, contact Eagle Web Designs at 843-839-3245. Remember, we are located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and all work is done in-house...No Outsourcing!